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Alexey Korotylev vs Zviad Izoria
"The Koroty Kid" (game of the day Nov-19-2014)
Moscow-ch op (1998), rd 1
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E58)  ·  1-0



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Feb-14-13  mistreaver: Thursday.White to play. Medium. 27?
White has obvious attack, but has to find "THE" move to break through.
a)27 Qh5+ won't do
27... g6
28 Qh7+ Ke8 and king slips away.
b)I quite like the following try:
27 Rf1! now black has some choice:
b1)27...gxh3 is unfavorable:
28 Rxf5+ and black is defencles:
b11) 28... Ke8
29 Rxf8+ Kxf8
30 Qh8 mate
b12) 28 ... Nxf5+
29 Qxf5+ Rf6 (Ke8 30 Qxf8 is mate)
30 gxf6 and i think white is much better here,
the rook is at the mercy of bishop, king is in trouble, fxg7 is threatened. b2) if black rejecets the sacrifice.
27... Ke8 then simply
28 Bxf5 Nxf5
29 Rxf5 Rxf5
30 Qxf5 is decisive.
Time to check.
Oops, zero for me today, in my line
28 Bxf5 then
28.. Rxf5!
29 Rxf5 gxh3
and black is even winning.
and even in the given line
27... Ke8
28 Bxf5 Nxf5
29 Rxf5 Rxf5
30 Qxf5 gxh3
31 Qxe6+ Ne7
white merely has slightly superior endgame in the event of 32 Bxe7 Qxe7
33 Qg8+ Qf8
34 Qxd5.
Some satisfaction is that the "greedy" gxh3 does win for white, but unfortunately it is not enough to claim that i solved this one.
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Feb-14-13  bengalcat47: The final position makes a rather pleasing symmetrical pattern in the way that the black king is denied the 2 white squares on his left by the white bishop (King Bishop in older terminology) and the queen prevents the king from using using the 2 white squares to his right. One could say that Black's unfortunate king is trapped in a "square of doom."
Feb-14-13  kevin86: One rook is expendable as the queen and vishop can bracket the king in. The other rook forces mate along the f-file.
Feb-14-13  MountainMatt: 27. Bxf5 was the very obvious first move, where all I saw was huge material loss if black recaptures. As usual, I didn't look beyond that, so I missed the game continuation. Typical Thursday.
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  Jimfromprovidence: I tried 27...Ke8 as a defense with the continuation 28 Bxe6 gxh3.

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I thought of 29 Qxg7 but decided to run the position through Rybka freeware. It found the amazing 29 Rf1!, which is a forced mate for white.

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Feb-14-13  JG27Pyth: @<David2009> Thanks for the Endgame trainer link. Fun. I managed a long but ultimately pretty easily won endgame the first go round. After a bit of fiddling the fastest least error prone win I found against Crafty (who deviates at move 28) was 28...Nxf5 29.Qxf5+ Kg8 30.Qxe6+ Rf7 31.Qe8+ Kh7 32.Qxf7 and black has no reason to continue.

Good puzzle.

Feb-14-13  BOSTER: <fokers13> <Got it within seconds>. Please, show your solution (your line).
Feb-14-13  JG27Pyth: @<JimfromProvidence> Wow. Ke8 is surprisingly playable if it weren't for Rf1! (A jaw-droppingly patzerlike purposeless exchange that dissipates the attack giving a free move to Black except -- oh wait -- it's actually crushing Removing the defender of the backrank to reveal the coordinated visegrip the bishops have on the poor black king.
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  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for two knights and two pawns.

Black threatens 27... gxh3.

The position of the black king suggests 27.Bxf5, to open the f-file:

A) 27... gxh3 28.Rf1 (trying 29.Bg6#)

A.1) 28... Ke8 29.Bxe6 Rxf1+ (29... Nxe5 30.Rxf8+ Kxf8 31.Qh8#) 30.Kxf1 and mate soon.

A.2) 28... Rf6 29.exf6 Nxf5 (29... Kxf6 30.Bg4+ and mate next) 30.Rxf5 Rd8 31.fxg7+ Ke6 32.Qg6+ Kd7 33.g8=Q + -.

A.3) 28... Nxf5 29.Rxf5+ Ke8 (29... Rf6 30.Rxf6+ Ke8 31.Rxf8+, etc.) 30.Rxf8+ Kd7 31.Qxg7+ Ne7 32.Qf7 Qb6 33.Qe8+ Kc7 34.Bd6+ Rxd6 35.exd6+ Qxd6 (35... Kxd6 36.Rf6+) 36.Qb8+ (36.Rf7 Qg6+) 36... Kc6 37.Qxd6+ Kxd6 38.Kf2 and White should win the ending.

B) 27... Nxf5 28.Qxf5+ Rf6 (else White wins the rook on f8 with check) 29.exf6 gxh3 30.fxg7+ wins.

C) 27... Rxe5 28.Bxg4 with many threats. For example 28... Re4 29.Rf1+ Ke8 30.Rxf8+ Kxf8 31.Qh8+ Kf7 32.Rf3+ Kg6 33.Qh5#.

D) 27... Nxd4 28.Qh5+ followed by the capture of the rook on e6 or g6 with check and Qxg4, winning material.

Feb-14-13  snakebyt: Since blkN doesn't take bishop 28...exf5 this end game sequence works.
Feb-14-13  Amarande: The final mating position is somewhat reminding of the one from Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870.

Any other good examples of this pattern?

Feb-14-13  Patriot: White has the bishop pair for 2 pawns. Black threatens 27...gxh3.

27.Bxf5 rips into the position.

27...Nxf5 28.Qxf5+ Ke8 29.Qxf8+ Ke7 30.Qf7+ or maybe even 30.Rh8.

27...Nxf5 28.Qxf5+ Rf6 29.exf6 gxh3 30.fxg7+ Kxg7 looks strong.

27...gxh3 28.Qh5+ g6 29.Qh7+ Ke8 30.Bxe6 looks strong.

27...gxh3 28.Qh5+ Kg8 29.Bxe6+

Feb-14-13  morfishine: <Jimfromprovidence> Nice work with <29.Rf1>!

I reached your position, but stopped there frustrated...the move was right there all the time...darn :(

Feb-14-13  Patriot: <27...gxh3 28.Qh5+ g6 29.Qh7+ Ke8 30.Bxe6 looks strong.> I evaluated this line wrong--it's dead even according to Houdini. 28.Rf1 is necessary to win.
Feb-15-13  highonlife: Has anyone evaluated, what if black plays ... 27. Ncxe5 !!?
Feb-15-13  morfishine: <highonlife> In answer to your question <Has anyone evaluated, what if black plays ... 27. Ncxe5 !!?> I worked out a line involving a Queen sac starting with 27.Rh5 & 27...Ncxe5:

<27.Rh5> 27...Nxe5 28.Rxf5+ Nxf5 29.Qxf5+ Rf6 30.Rf1 Rxf5 31.Rxf5+ Ke6 32.Rxe5+ (Not 32.Rxf8 due to 32...Nf3+) 32...Qxe5 33.dxe5 Rf3 34.Bb4 Kxe5:

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White has 2B vs R+3P, which is not decisive

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  Check It Out: Ossu!
Nov-19-14  morfishine: A myriad of complications that I still haven't worked out
Nov-19-14  Castleinthesky: 13...Re8 seems like a very weak move. Black should have taken the knight at f6 and have opened up the g file. Instead the bishop retreats at 15...Bg6 and the same knight is able to take with initiative.
Nov-19-14  kevin86: Black's king is stuck in the brackets- bishop and queen.
Nov-19-14  Shams: Sweep the leg!
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  Check It Out: Best block no be there.
Apr-23-18  Saniyat24: Funny pun and a beautiful game of chess...!
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